Carrying a camera with them from their first gig on, Behind Crimson Eyes -- BCE to their fans -- documented six months of their early career, which they edited down into a DVD released with their debut EP. That EP, 2005's Pavour Nocturnis, was a concept album exploring the theme of night terrors, recorded at the prestigious Sing Sing Recording Studios. A second EP, Prologue: The Art of War/Cherry Blossom Epitaph, followed. Enough radio play, and around 25,000 MySpace friends, showed that they were popular enough to make music full-time, and Stuart dropped out of his engineering degree to dedicate himself to it.
2006 saw the release of their first full-length album, A Revelation for Despair, on Roadrunner Records. It reached number 43 in the ARIA album charts. A compilation of songs from their earlier EPs and an unreleased demo, Scream Out Your Name to the Night, followed the same year. ~ Jody Macgregor, Rovi